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11 Apr

You know, I still keep shaking my head over Mama Phoenix.  She is doing well and figuring out how to get around, but I still just don’t know how.

Mama Phoenix

Poor bird.

I do think there is a possibility that frost bite played a part in her losing her feet, but I’ll never know for sure.  (Update:  Here is a video that shows her progress in walking.

Nugget did lose most all of his comb and wattles, but he’s doing well now.

Nugget

These are the girls with the huge wattles that I was worried about going into winter, and they look good. I guess you just never know.

The peacocks are looking good.  They are enjoying the weather too.

They just think they should have a lady peahen to dance for.

But they don’t fight when there are no girls, so I guess we’ll keep them as bachelors.

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Backyard Visitors

20 Mar

One nice thing about lounging at home while I’m not feeling well, is the view of my backyard.  I finally got to see these two up close, and they weren’t scared off since I was photographing them through the window.

They’ve been hanging out in my old garden/cornfield all winter.  I think they actually live in the brush pile out there.

Somebody noticed something!  Can you see it?

It’s Snickers!  Run, pheasant, run!  That might be excessive.

Snickers was just looking for a place to go to the bathroom and then come back to the house.

It’s all better now.

They can go back to eating.

Guard Dog

16 Mar

Sky is growing into a beautiful German Shepherd.

Sky

He’s become quite protective of the farm.  Any tiny noise he hears, and he’s at the window giving a low warning growl.  I am constantly letting him out of the house to protect us from…

wild turkeys, cats, deer, squirrels, and every other manner of horrible dangerous critter.

I just wish he’d quit killing squirrels.

I cannot convince him that squirrels are our friends.  Sigh…